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University of Portsmouth: Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) (Architecture) (Degree Apprenticeship)

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Web www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview If you've completed RIBA parts 1 and 2 and studied architecture, this Part 3 architecture degree apprenticeship allows you to earn a salary and pass your Final Examination in Professional Practice (pending confirmation of the course's RIBA accreditation).

You'll learn about current practice issues, legal and building legislation, and contractual issues in the industry. You'll also build your knowledge of the environment and sustainability and learn about the social and economic side of the construction industry while developing your practice and project management skills.

Following an induction day on campus, you'll study at the University in 3 blocks of 3 days during term time. You'll spend the rest of the time applying your skills and getting practical experience in the workplace. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees, so your architecture degree apprenticeship doesn’t cost you anything.

When you graduate, you'll have the qualifications you need to apply for registration as a qualified architect (this is pending confirmation of the course's RIBA accreditation).

Accreditation This course is accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accreditation is pending.

Once RIBA accreditation is confirmed, you can apply for the Final Certificate in Architecture (Part 3) when you complete this course. You must already have RIBA Parts 1 and 2, as well as the minimum required practical training, documented in your Professional Experience and Development Record. With your Final Certificate in Architecture, you'll be eligible to join the register of architects held by the ARB.

What you'll experience On this Part 3 architecture degree apprenticeship, you'll:

  • Debate and resolve real-life case studies

  • Complete a case study of a live project, relevant to your professional role

  • Study Practice Management, Law and Contract, as set out in the ARB/RIBA syllabus

  • Use your professional judgement and problem-solving skills to develop your professional experience and practice

  • Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

  • Use our design studios, featuring advanced architectural computer facilities, CNC milling machine, laser cutting machines, a virtual reality suite and professional printers

  • Have access to the University's student support services and community, including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union

  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge

  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

Careers and opportunities When you graduate, you'll have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to register as an architect in the UK, with the potential to work in the UK or abroad. You'll be able to work in both the public and private sectors. You could also start your own architectural practice.

Areas you could work in include:

  • architectural design

  • interior design

  • landscape architecture

  • urban design and master planning

  • architectural technology

  • project management

  • construction management

After you finish your architecture degree apprenticeship, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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Why Portsmouth?

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
  • Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers

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